Best of August 2016

I usually feel a bit nostalgic about the end of yet another fun-filled month, but I have to admit that this time, there was also excitement. Because it’s now September – the start of my very favorite season of the year, fall 🙂

But before we get into this year’s fall activities (and we will get into them, believe you me – I can’t wait 😉 ), let’s take a look at the Best of August 2016! Every month, I round up all the new posts I’ve written the previous month, feature the top 3 most popular ones, and include my personal favorite, and I did the same for August.


Which were the best new posts of August 2016 on Simple Fun for Kid? Check it out in this post - and I'm sharing my personal favorite with you, too! Sensory activities, printables, gross motor games, and more - I posted about all of it in August!

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The Top 3 Most Popular New Posts in August 2016


Rainbow Bear Colors

N thinks that rainbow bears are! Clearly, many others feel the same way, as shown by the big interest in this simple rainbow bear printable. You can use it to work on color recognition, color sorting, rainbow order, color words, and more.

Pillow Throw

As you know, we’re all about super simple, engaging activities, and this one fits the bill perfectly. It’s an awesome indoor gross motor activity for toddlers to kindergarteners, just right for rainy days when there’s simplx too much energy going around that needs to be burned off. This is also the first non-printable activity that’s made its way into the top 3 in several months 😉

Ocean Creatures Addition Printable Ebook

THE ebook for kids learning addition within 5, whether at home, in the classroom or after school. 57 pages and 10 different printable games and activities with a cute ocean creatures theme help learn and review all of the addition facts within 5. Most of the activities can be done independently, so they’re perfect for math centers in kindergarten and also make great busy bags or quiet time activities.


My Favorite New Post of August 2016



Picking my personal favorite this month wasn’t as much of a no-brainer as it was in some previous months, but at the end of the day, I had to go with The Letters in My Name. It was N’s first introduction to letters in a very hands-on, sensory way with colorful magnetic letters, rice, and plastic eggs. FUN!


All New Posts of August 2016

Sensory Activities and Science:


Gross Motor Activities:


Art Activities and Crafts:

  • None this month!


Math Learning Activities and Printables:


Literacy Learning Activities and Printables:


Other Printables and Learning Activities:



  • None this month!




What were your favorite new posts in August? Let me know in the comments below!



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